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The Power of Colour: Why a Strong Palette is Key for a Stunning Wedding

Choosing a colour palette for your wedding can be a fun and exciting task, but it can also be overwhelming with so many options to choose from. A strong colour palette creates a cohesive look and feel for the entire wedding, tying together all the different elements of the day, such as the flowers, decorations, and attire. Colours can evoke emotions and set the mood for the event. For example, pastel colours can create a soft and romantic mood, while bold colours can create a fun and energetic vibe. A unique and well thought out colour palette can make a statement and set your wedding apart from others whilst also reflecting your personal style and taste.


Here are some tips to help you select the perfect colours for your big day:

Consider the venue

Take into consideration the existing colours and decor of the venue where you will be holding your wedding. This will help you narrow down your colour options to those that complement the venues look and feel.

Determine your style

Do you prefer a traditional, classic look or something more modern and contemporary? Your personal style should be reflected in the colours you choose for your wedding.

Think about the season

The season of your wedding can also influence your colour choices. Bright, bold colours are perfect for a summer wedding, while warm, rich hues are ideal for a fall or winter wedding.

Use inspiration

Take inspiration from nature, art, or your favourite things. You can select colours that match the blooms of your favourite flower, the colours of your favourite sunset or the shades in your favourite painting.

Use a colour wheel

Use a colour wheel to select complementary colours that will harmonise with each other. Here are some classic colour combinations that we love:

Rustic fall colours of orange, yellow and red

Classic winter vibes like dark green, gold and ivory

Summery lilac, lavender and pinks

Romantic reds and soft pinks

Go for balance

Choose two or three main colours and two accent colours. This will ensure that your colour palette has a balanced, cohesive look.

Think about your wedding party

Consider the bridesmaids’ dresses and the groomsmen’s suits when choosing your colour palette. You want the colours to complement each other and not clash.

By following these tips, you will be able to choose a colour palette for your wedding that is not only beautiful but also reflects your personal style and the mood you want to create for your special day.